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Seneca partners with global technology leader Siemens to expand opportunities for students

Toronto, February 12, 2015 – Representatives from Seneca College and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to strengthen their relationship and continuously improve programs and opportunities for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines.

Siemens President and CEO Robert Hardt joined Seneca President David Agnew at the Newnham Campus to officially sign the agreement.

“We are proud to be expanding Seneca’s relationship with Siemens, an industry leader around the globe,” said David Agnew, Seneca President. “This agreement will allow our students to benefit from their expertise, receive highly-specialized training and have increased experiential learning opportunities.”

As part of the agreement, Siemens and Seneca will work towards establishing a framework of co-operation intended to enhance the educational curriculum, training programs, and applied research initiatives at Seneca, by:

  • looking at innovative ways to establish a Siemens certification training program, such as Mechatronics and/or Smart systems, that meets the needs of Siemens and Seneca students,
  • Siemens contributing to the evolving curriculum of current programs and the design of potential programs in which Seneca, faculty and students would gain training, practical knowledge of, and experience with Siemens’s portfolio of products, solutions and technologies, and
  • creating and/or expanding internships, apprenticeships, and/or co-operative programs, as well as the possibility of international assignments with Siemens.

“It is very important for Siemens to create a culture of continuous learning,” said Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada Limited. “Today’s MOU signings reconfirms Siemens’ commitment to education and training that is sup-ported and driven by key partnerships with Canadian colleges, universities and government.”


For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30), were $2.7 billion CAD. The company has 39 offices and 12 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further information is available at


With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.

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Emily Milic
Seneca College Media Relations
416-491-5050 ext. 77018